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  1. Wish they would let us trade in the garbage mechanical one for credit to a digital one.
  2. We did some testing and used a new sig x5 legion top end on the original x5 frame and the slide no longer hangs out of battery when slowly allowing the slide to return forward. We also tested a friends drop in barstow barrel and a drop in KKM barrel at nationals and the slide fully returns to battery along with more of the casing going into the chamber of those after market barrels. Using eyes only, as we didn't have any way to measure the barrel, the stock x5 barrel could be tuned to resolve the possible out of battery condition by removing some material from the lug (I assume thats what you call the lock up part of these barrels).
  3. These rounds were loaded by someone on a M7 Revolution with all the gizmos. Is an overcharge still possible...sure. Im just interested if anyone thinks it could be a out of battery issue/case support issue. I have never personally witnessed an overcharge, unless that is what happened here. I have had case heads separate in my limited guns shooting .40 before but they did not sound like this, they were actually quieter than a normal round and I was peppered with a lot more unburnt powder. It may be a situation where there is not a way to prove one way or the other. What I dont understand is these markings on the case.
  4. The rounds before the pop chronoed at around 130-132 PF. These were 3.5G tightgroup with a 135 Grain Berrys bullet 1.135 OAL
  5. Sig X5 shooting reloads using once fired brass. When the round went off it was very loud...more like an explosion than a gunshot. Shooter was peppered with stuff, strong hand was black in the webbing of the hand. The x5 extractor was no where to be found, but seemed to be the only damage. The head of the case sheared off clean, almost like it was sawed off. The rest of the case had to be pried out of the barrel but it does not look damaged. On this x5 if you slowly let the slide move forward it will stay slightly out of battery. Do you think this was an out of battery ignition? Double charge? bad case? Look at the marks on the head of the case, its like extractor slammed into the back of the case?
  6. Thanks Charlie. Going to keep grinding until nationals. See you in December.
  7. Charlie on Stage one I came into the 45 degree targets first and shot out of the right side at the end. Did you look at it that way at all? I saw others run it like you did but couldn't determine if there would have been a big difference for me. Stage winner had a second on me on that stage, shot it like you except activated swinger first, shot 45's and plate rack then swinger last. On stage 2 I loaded and shot the entire right array then ran up...I realize now that the way you ran it likely absorbed the dead loading time better even though you had to come back to the barrel anyway to shoot the right array? On stage 6 I didn't even consider running to the right of the wall on the far right array. I shot the 3 targets inside out and then ran up, your plan there likely had a half second time savings in that movement alone. I didn't really know anyone on my squad so there was not a lot of stage plan ideas being bounced around. I seem to look at the stages more straight up than seeing the little things that can save a few fractions here or there. I had one malfunction that consumed 3 seconds or so. The match winner had over 10 seconds on me and I shot way too many charlies it seems. 154A 56C 3D 1M. Thats way too many charlies for shooting open I guess. So much work left to do and it seems like its really hard to find any gains this year.
  8. No...9mm. .40. 38SC currently. It is a problem and his revolution is back to Mark 7 for the 4th time I think. Its lighting off primers every 10th case or so. He has had so much trouble I think he just got a lemon....but M7 has not just replaced the whole thing. He just ordered 3 Ammo bots and a Alpha priming system instead of continuing to deal with his revolution.
  9. I have a friend who is loading commercially on the revolution with the electronic powder sensor. He is seeing .4 deviations.
  10. maybe i will stick with the metal....replace the lattice. Im also thinking about trying to come up with a easily removable brace for the current metal walls that I could use to leave the walls up for an extended period. I am hoping if I brace both ends, use a lag bolt to anchor the brace to the ground I could avoid having to pound stakes in each wall foot.
  11. What is the purpose of the tubes on the top? Just to hold two walls together?
  12. Currently they are covered in a plastic lattice. Open like snow fence but a lot more rigid. This is likely adding a little to the weight and maybe catching some more wind.
  13. I can measure ours in the morning. They are at least 3/4. They are heavy. We get 20 to 50mph winds. Really hard caliche ground the stands stay staked in legs bend about 18 inches from the ground.
  14. Im really tired of carrying around our steel walls and steel feet...setup is a one or two man show a lot of times. Considering making a few 2x2 walls as a test. I see in videos how the walls are supported/braced but I am unsure how the brace attaches to the wall. Are yall using some sort of hitch pin or quick disconnect of some sort? We have a lot of wind and if we leave our walls standing today that are made of steel tubing a strong wind will bend the legs of single walls which is another reason im looking to change. I want to be able to leave the walls up for weeks at a time.
  15. Ive beveled sanded polished rubbed begged pleaded and spit on. I have dozens of pins ive tried different things on. Didnt have the issue with other dies. The design of the die is great, no more jacking with tension nuts. But have a lot of issues with pull back.
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